"Half of UK carbon emissions are produced by work activity. Workplaces burn energy, consume resources and generate waste and travel." Greening the Workplace, TUC Workplace Manual 2012
On these pages you'll find news, tips and useful information, campaigns and PCS policy on green issues such as climate change, energy, waste and recycling.
We believe that green or sustainable workplaces should also take on board wider issues such as ethical investment, fair trade and workers' rights.
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre say no to fracking; yes to climate jobs!
PCS, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and climate/environmental allies are starting work on a plan for climate jobs as an alternative to fracking.
In the coming months, we will work with trade unionists, academics, campaigners and anyone who wants to get involved in developing the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre climate jobs plan - a plan that gives all workers a pay rise and a real future. Find out more or volunteer to get involved, contact Green@pcs.org.uk.
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PCS is part of a growing movement demanding economic, social, and environmental justice for workers and communities for unionised zero carbon economy.
There are many ways to get involved on climate issues: at the workplace becoming a green rep, raising through trades councils and anti-cuts groups, attending meetings and joining local campaigns.
If you're thinking of becoming a PCS Green Rep, or you are new to the role, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how the union can support you in your role. This includes putting you in touch with other green reps in your region.
To find out more about PCS's Green work and to sign-up to the PCS green e-news bulletin, please email email@example.com.